Card Challenge 23 - Art Deco

The Winners

A big thank you to everyone who entered the February 'Art Deco' Card Challenge. As you can see we received a terrific selection of entries for this challenge. Judging them proved to be incredibly difficult involving many 'heated' discussions, but, we have made our choices and hope you will agree with our decisions (we added an extra runner up to the Craft Creations section as we just couldn't decide between the 2 runners up!). We are pleased to announce the winners as follows:


Craft Creations Craft Challenge
Winner - Christine Herbert

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Y007 - Christine Herbert.
I think of Art Deco as being big, bold and angular in design with strong colours. I created the base card using an A4 sheet of Crystal White Stardream Card (STD24C) which I folded it into a reverse gatefold card. The topper is digi-stamp Digi0061-L which I coloured with Promarkers and then applied a fine glitter using a Quickie Glue pen. This is mounted on Onyx Startdream card (STD31C), Amethyst Stardream Card (STD11C) and Pink/Cream Gradient Card (CRC118P). The side panels are using the same Amethyst card. Peeloffs used are Deco Flower Corners Silver (XL816U) and Dotty Borders Black and Silver (XL793U). The greeting is from CDS119G.


Runner Up - Cynthia Whistler

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Y013 - Cynthia Whistler.
For me, 'Art Deco' means Clarice Cliff and her use of bold colours and simple shapes so this is what I've based my design on. I made an easel card using a hemp white Card Creation value card. Both parts were matted and layered using black card, yellow card and white and yellow polka dot paper (CC SR222P). The circular design has been collaged using Craft Creation Vanguard card in orange (016), yellow (006), red (015), lime green (019) and black (031). Each collaged piece was outlined with a black marker pen. This was then layered on black, yellow, orange, red and black circles and applied to the top part of the card. A computer Happy Birthday greeting was mounted onto 4 layers of card and positioned on the lower section to provide the easel stand.


Runner Up - Sue Walters

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Y015 - Sue Walters.
The inspiration for this design came from four Art Deco style buttons that I bought in Birmingham's big indoor market. All the rest of the materials are Craft Creation products. I started with a square of Stardream Amethyst card and then cut shapes in Stardream Crystal White and Onyx and Narrow Bright Stripes Purple paper to form the Art Deco design. I sewed on the buttons with black thread, added Happy Birthday in silver lettering, mounted the panel on a Creative Hammer white card blank and trimmed with a narrow black border.


Card Challenge
Winner - Emma Thomas

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N001 - Emma Thomas.
I scored the art deco style bottom on my hougie board. The papers were printed from the forever friends black and gold cd and the main image is from the Do Crafts. It's then embellished with gems and feathers etc from my stash! I was really pleased with the end result.

Runner Up - Shirley Young

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N018 - Shirley Young.
I'd like to enter the attached card in your Card Challenge. It is a paper pieced card and with the exception of the backing paper all the elements of the card are my drawn by me and are my own design. I printed the backing paper on to cardstock then I cut out the black frame and use the outline as a template to make the base card. The figure, her dress and hat along with the stool and mirror are cut from different coloured card then pieced together and attached to the base card with sticky pads to give a raised effect. I used peel offs to make her belt and hat embellishments.


Runner Up - Claire Milsom

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N039 - Claire Milsom.
This card is an 8" x 8" easel card. After printing out the topper I used glitter on her necklace. I then put gold sparkle embossing powder on her hat, dress, flowers and gold detail below. Then black black embossing powder was used on the black details on her corsage, the long feather coming from her hat and the strip below where the card rests. I used a Gelly Roll pen in gold to add a different kind of sparkle to her earrings, bracelets and the frame around the outside. Then I replaced the printed feather detail with a couple of real feathers to add a little softness to the card.


Runner Up - Zosia Benson

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N028 - Zosia Benson.
I cut out by hand a fan template which consists of 3 layers in glitter card and backing paper. The image is from a Debbi Moore CD which I cut out by hand and layered with 3D pads. Embellished the whole card with various sized gems and placed feathers and small bunches of lilac flowers at the bottom half of card. Printed backing paper directly onto blank card and then cut out a stand which I would place the card on. Cannot show card on the stand because I only have a scanner.


Runner Up - Natalie Butler

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N002 - Natalie Butler.
I spent probably 3 hours on this card and individually glued on over 500 diamantes. The flowers all had individual diamantes as their centers and peel offs adding the 'vine' look. I cut out the smaller squares and framed them with peel offs with 'for my wife' inside. I adore making cards and crafting but in truth this is my favorite ever creation above all others! The photo does not do it justice.


Congratulations to you all, your prizes will be on their way to you very soon.


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Challenge Now Closed
Results On
Friday 1st March

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Hi Everyone,

The theme for the February 2013 Card Challenge is 'Art Deco'. We would like you to design and make a card featuring your interpretation of the theme 'Art Deco'. The card can be for any occasion of your choice - except Christmas and New Year.

This challenge is a bit of an experiment to see if we can get more entries and involves some rule changes, we may be going back to the previous format next time. Sorry, no children's section this time but please feel free to enter the main challenge.

There are 2 challenge categories (Please indicate which one you are entering):

Card Challenge
Open to cards produced with no (or very few) Craft Creations products.
Winner - £20 Craft Creations Product Variety Pack.
Runners Up - £10 Craft Creations Product Variety Pack. There will be 1 runner up prize for every 10 entries we receive. i.e. if there are 53 entries there will be 5 runner up prizes.

Craft Creations Card Challenge
Open to cards produced using all (or mostly) Craft Creations products.
Winner - £30 Craft Creations Product Variety Pack.
Runners Up - £15 Craft Creations Product Variety Pack. There will be 1 runner up prize for every 10 entries we receive. i.e. if there are 37 entries there will be 3 runner up prizes.

Rules:

Entries must arrive by midnight on Wednesday the 27th of February 2013.

Simply take a photo of a card that you have designed and made. Email your photo (jpeg - full size please) along with a brief description of how you made the card and the products used to: cardchallenge@craftcreations.com - don't forget to include your name and address, only your name will be shown with the picture.

Only one entry per person. Cards entered into previous Craft Creations Challenges or any other Challenges or Competitions will not be accepted. Please ask if you have any questions about the rules. If you think an entry does not comply with the rules please email the details to cardchallenge@craftcreations.com before judging takes place. The decision of the judges is final.

On Friday the 1st of March 2013 a small group of Craft Creations employees will choose the winners. The results will be posted on the same day.

The 'Craft Creations Product Variety Packs' will contain a selection of best selling products that are manufactured by us, including card blanks, peel-off stickers, printed paper and card, die-cuts, etc.

Entries will be posted below when they start to come in, so be sure to check often.

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!

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Craft Creations Card Challenge Entries:
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Y018 - Gail Tasker.
I used black creative cover CRE05C as my base card. It have matted with a layer of gold mirri card MIR01C and then a layer of old gold spirograph embossed paper SPG01P. The rays are gold stardust glitter paper STG01P. The central design is CRE05C and MIR01C cut and layered with detail added from goldlabel stickers XL012 and XL028 in black. The fan is made using XL724 in gold. I stuck a large fan on CRE05C and cut out. Then I stuck some of the individual pieces on MIR01C, cut out and mounted using sticky pads ADH18. Then I added a small fan on CRE05C with a pearl brad and repeated this at the top of the design. XL188 sticker in black at the bottom. A bit difficult to photo all these glossy papers but hope you like it. I found this quite challenging but glad I joined you. Nice to see so many lovely entries.

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Y017 - Jean Smith.
I used CNT109C as the base card. CRC002P for the various shapes and background to the stamped image. Black and orange card unknown. XL171U-01 peeloffs. The stamp was from Oyster stamps. I stamped the image onto Neenah card using Adirondak - earth, and coloured with promarkers. I used Tattered Rose distress ink for the edges of the stamped image.

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Y016 - Lesley Cartlidge Ward.
The fan topper I made by cutting out the elongated half moon shapes (for want of a better description) in Creative Foil FLE01A4 gold card, two shades of blue - one Centura Pearl CNT115CA4 and two of green from my card stash. These I arranged as shown to form the fan. I then mounted this onto black Centura Pearl CNT116CA4 card. I die cut the swirly window frame in black Centura Pearl and stuck green card behind the swirls to emphasise the design. Then I mounted the frame onto the blue card. The fan was then stuck into the frame to complete the topper. The background was created by scanning the basic fan design into my computer and reducing its size. I copied a second image and turned this upside down. These two were then copied until I had enough to form the backing paper. I then reduced the amount of colour in the background and printed it out using a washed out setting to make a faded effect. I then mounted this onto the black card and stuck to my white Taffetta Smooth card TAF03A4 folded to A5 size. I then mounted the topper into the centre of the card. To complete I used one of the new decorative panels CDD213S that fitted in with the geometric design, mounted onto black card, put a Happy Birthday Peeloff XL705U03 on it and using foam pads stuck it to bottom of the card. Hope you like it. A good challenge which was enjoyable to make.

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Y015 - Sue Walters.
The inspiration for this design came from four Art Deco style buttons that I bought in Birmingham's big indoor market. All the rest of the materials are Craft Creation products. I started with a square of Stardream Amethyst card and then cut shapes in Stardream Crystal White and Onyx and Narrow Bright Stripes Purple paper to form the Art Deco design. I sewed on the buttons with black thread, added Happy Birthday in silver lettering, mounted the panel on a Creative Hammer white card blank and trimmed with a narrow black border.

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Y014 - Barbara Groombridge.
I based my design loosely on the Chrysler Building but I did not want to try to copy it. The card is white Craft Creations (COLSC). The white card with the pattern is Creative Hammer Embossed (CEMSC) and the blue paper is Craft Creations (COLSPA). The sky is Craft Creations Space Stars. I used a Form-a-Lines pattern for the head. The only material used to make the card not from Craft Creations is the thread.

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Y013 - Cynthia Whistler.
For me, 'Art Deco' means Clarice Cliff and her use of bold colours and simple shapes so this is what I've based my design on. I made an easel card using a hemp white Card Creation value card. Both parts were matted and layered using black card, yellow card and white and yellow polka dot paper (CC SR222P). The circular design has been collaged using Craft Creation Vanguard card in orange (016), yellow (006), red (015), lime green (019) and black (031). Each collaged piece was outlined with a black marker pen. This was then layered on black, yellow, orange, red and black circles and applied to the top part of the card. A computer Happy Birthday greeting was mounted onto 4 layers of card and positioned on the lower section to provide the easel stand.


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Y012 - Rita Caligari.
Craft Creations Materials: Single fold white card blank 5 x 7ins. Handmade Mulberry paper. Gem sticker sheet. Vanguard dark grey card. Vanguard lilac card. Fiskars shaping scissors (curves and peaks). Feather butterfly range. Double sided adhesive tape. My own Materials: Hand drawn image. Black felt tipped pen. Greetings made on my word processor. Photocopied art deco borders. I hand drew the lady image and to give the hat some colour and texture I tore small pieces of different coloured mulberry paper. These were glued on with the aid of a pair of tweezers and a great deal of patience! I cut 3 larger pieces of the same paper in black to give the impression of a hat band. I outlined the picture with a black felt tipped pen to enhance the shape and cut out the image leaving a narrow edge of white card. I added a bright pink feather butterfly and a crystal gem for a touch of glamour and sparkle to the hat. I cut 1 piece of the dark grey card, shaped the edges and placed it on to the blank with double sided tape, I prefer this method than craft glue on larger items, as it doesn't buckle the card. A smaller piece of the lilac card was produced the same way to create the boarder. I mounted the completed lady onto a piece of the dark grey card and added the photo copied art deco boarder. On the inside of the card I used the same boarder and the happy birthday greeting was made on my word processor. This I stuck to a scrap of lilac card and placed a crystal gem each side.

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Y011 - Sue Williams.
The main card is white hammered card folded into an easel shape. I covered the base with black and gold Colourset Dotty paper and the upright section is mainly gold card which I think you called Alchemy Glitter, the black shapes are the same. I do not think you supply this card any more, but I loved it and used so much of it for years. The Swan is cut from Ivory Centura Pearl card with the wing being cut twice and mounted on pads to look three dimensional. I did not have any specific Art Deco swirls but thought the Cuttlebug trellis did the trick as the colour scheme is black and gold. I stuck Gold Label Dragonflies on acetate and mounted them on fine wire to look as though they are flying. The Gold Label peel off message is also mounted onto acetate so it looks as if it is standing up and stops the upright card sliding forward. I could not resist a bit of bling, so used some of your tiny gold gems on the front and on the bodies of the dragonflies.

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Y010 - Susanne Hopkins.
I enjoyed making this card in memory of my cat, Amelia. I made a pastel rainbow effect and a dark red coloured cat. I cut out the cat shape by drawing with a pencil and using my Fiskars Shape Cutter Plus Tool to cut it out free hand. I then used the same tool with the circle template to create the keyhole aperture effect. All my card was CC (from a collection of aperture cards), the collar was CC shimmer paper, and all peel-offs were CC.

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Y009 - Linda Parker.
I have made the card based on an art deco design, using small scraps of card left from other projects. The big square is made up of four strips of black card, and then squares cut from red card, cream card, and black glitter card. The flower in the middle is made from a simple petal shape. I cut two, one from red and one from black, and then cut the red one in half, but not straight across, and then put on top a peel off gold rose, trimming round as necessary. Although I made it from scraps, all the card and the card blank are from Craft Creations.

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Y008 - Annette Hartley.
I designed this card based on the bold colours and geometric shapes of the Art Deco Style. I made the diamond top card blank from an A4 piece of Creative Smooth White card (REG02). The mats are Coloset Dotty Paper Nero/Silver (CDH175P) and Creative Smooth White Card which was embossed with a Spellbinders Embossabilities (So Trendy). I designed and stitched the 5 layer flower embellishment using Creative Cover Black (CRE05C) and Creative Smooth white card and silver and black embroidery thread. A gem was added to the top layer of the flower. The card is finished with a Creative Banner greeting (CDS118G) and gems to the corners.


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Y007 - Christine Herbert.
I think of Art Deco as being big, bold and angular in design with strong colours. I created the base card using an A4 sheet of Crystal White Stardream Card (STD24C) which I folded it into a reverse gatefold card. The topper is digi-stamp Digi0061-L which I coloured with Promarkers and then applied a fine glitter using a Quickie Glue pen. This is mounted on Onyx Startdream card (STD31C), Amethyst Stardream Card (STD11C) and Pink/Cream Gradient Card (CRC118P). The side panels are using the same Amethyst card. Peeloffs used are Deco Flower Corners Silver (XL816U) and Dotty Borders Black and Silver (XL793U). The greeting is from CDS119G.

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Y006 - Marilyn Trickey.
Thank you for an interesting challenge. The art deco shapes are quite iconic and I really enjoyed making a card without a main image. The base card is CC creative hemp. All the shapes on top have been cut out of CC card. Some of them have been embossed with an embossing board. The black stripes have been cut from the edges of CC peel-off sheets which made good use of some of the waste. The message is computer generated using an art deco font.

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Y005 - Marilyn Hogarth.
I made this card to look like an art deco frame, it has an easle back to it, so stands like a frame but room for insert. I used CC card for front and back and inside frame. CC gold glitter card for front. CC thick mirri board die cut into corners. CC borders 461. CC gem dots all round frame 774 in gold. 2 CC gem dots on image, one on the feather and CC sentiment in black 648. I used a topper from stash. I chalked the inner black frame to look like velvet, quite a few layers. I chose an insignificant image as it was the frame that was supposed to be the main design...hope you like it.

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Y004 - Kate Earle.
I would like to enter this card in the CC card Challenge, it is all made from CC card. As I interpret Art Deco, it is clear fine cut lines. This is my version of a teacup! The base card is A4 Linen. All triangle and diamond shapes are hand cut from: Colorset Nero (col75c), Bright Red (159c), White(170c) and Mirri (MIR01ca4). The Deco cat is hand cut from same cards, his tail is the feather die by Marianne, finished with green gems for eyes. The bird is also a die from Marianne. The peel off wishes are XL648.

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Y003 - Susan James.
To make this card I used Craft Creations card blank Dotty Mauve/dark Mauve (TW26D-DF-004), Creative Duo Paper – Textures Mauve (CDP004S), Deco Shape Corner peel-offs (XL818U-41) and an Art Deco image from Craftsuprint. I folded the card in half and then folded back the centre panel. I covered the centre portion with a die cut shape using the Textures Mauve card and my Grand Calibur machine. I cut out three images of the Art Deco lady and decoupaged them onto the centre panel. I also added an Art Deco greeting, corner peel-offs and waste circles from the peel-off sheet.

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Y002 - Joy Healy.
Art Deco was widely used in advertising so I’ve based my card on what a poster may have looked like! The base card is linen white which I have covered with the grey side of duo paper. The building is made from gold textured and black mirri card, which I have graduated to get the shape. The lady peeping in the window is from docrafts, cut away to get the desired effect, and she is the only element not from Craft Creations. The silver ‘feathers’ on her headdress I assembled using the ‘leftovers’ from silver peel off stickers no 147. This was fun to make and I hope you like it!

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Y001 - Maggie Mapes.
Card made with Craft Creations card stock. 1. 150 x 303 Deckle edge single fold card embossed. 2. Ink A4 white card with black distress ink and cut to size 13 x 19 & 17.5 x 11.5cm matt & layer with black card 12 x 18cm. 3. Wrap black lace around topper, and fix to base card. 4. stamp art deco lady onto craft creations plain white card and cut out with spellbinders die, ink through die with black distress ink, fix to base card with pads to raise up. 5. Make button with mould and embossing powder, cut out leaves, flowers, black cord & ribbon and fix to card. 6. Finish off with Goldlabel corners and best wishes sentiment. Thank you for a great competition.

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Card Challenge Entries:
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N040 - Gaynor Middleton.
This card was made from a sheet of cream A4 card folded in half. Using the hoogie board a raised panel was created for the centre. A piece of Art Deco Christmas wrapping paper was cut to the length of the base card and 15cm wide, this was stuck directly to the base with the raised panel on top. The top shape was then cut into an Art Deco style shape with a card template created first. The Christmas wrapping paper was matted and layered on to the side panels with the centre panel being embossed in an Art Deco folder. Finally the Art Deco lady was stamped on to the card and coloured using shimmering h2os.

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N039 - Claire Milsom.
This card is an 8" x 8" easel card. After printing out the topper I used glitter on her necklace. I then put gold sparkle embossing powder on her hat, dress, flowers and gold detail below. Then black black embossing powder was used on the black details on her corsage, the long feather coming from her hat and the strip below where the card rests. I used a Gelly Roll pen in gold to add a different kind of sparkle to her earrings, bracelets and the frame around the outside. Then I replaced the printed feather detail with a couple of real feathers to add a little softness to the card.


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N038 - Marion Hill.
Scored and folded A4 Centura pearlescent card to form 3 main panels and 2 fold-back panels. As I intended to cover most of the front of the card, I decided to use the plain side for this and therefore the pearlescent side is the back of the card. Added blue backing card from my craft stash to 3 main panels then added Deco borders ZL815U to long edges. Silver mirror die-cut swirls + flowers (made from silver edged white satin ribbon) added to two outer panels. Added blue feathers behind a silver foiled Art Deco lady image from my craft stash before adhering to centre panel with 3D pads. Glitter added to stole and gem to headdress. Centre panel finished with bow made from the same ribbon as the flowers on the outer panels. On the fold-back panels I have used Deco corners ZL818U at different angles as accents, rather than as corners. Added verse (again with deco borders on long sides) to back centre panel. Fold back panels completed the same as front of card. Outside edges have deco borders and corners.

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N037 - Rosalind Waite.
I really liked the theme this time, it was more of a challenge, but after doing an internet search for inspiration, I realised I couldn't do the design I wanted using my stash of Craft Creations products so I took the opportunity to use some scraps of card that I've had forever! The silver background is Alchemy card with a geometric pale green, orange and turquoise pattern and white shell- like shapes mounted on sticky fixers. The card blank is just plain white card. The lettering is hand-drawn and this was my third attempt as I didn't want to cave in and just print it off the computer. I was looking for a slightly darker pale green for the half-circle but just did not have any available.

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N036 - Edith Crank.
My Card was cut to size 10x7 from your A3 white card stock code KA028C (bought a while ago). I printed the Main Topper from The My Craft Studio which is a graphic program. I used the Festive Deco Follies File. I took from the Background file the Chair. I took the from the Figures File the Lady (Eloise) and placed them together to form my topper. I printed it out onto Printable Acetate. The corners are from The Anita's Outline Stickers and I place little black gems in three corners and a Pink Glove embellishment to match the dress and finish it off. I was very pleased with the result and so was my sister who loves Art Deco.

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N035 - Jo Doyle.
This little project was something I had in mind to do at Christmas, just never had the time, so thought I'd make one for my mum for Mothers Day instead!! Using 12" x 12" card, I found the template fairly easy to follow, but suggest using scrap paper first, so not to waste your best card stock!! The template is on my Blog. Happy crafting, Jo.

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N034 - Anne McIntyre.
I used a white silk matt card. The Art Deco lady is from Docrafts, so are the backing papers. I finished of with the Art Deco lady being decoupage.

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N033 - Anne Banks.
I printed off the blue and gold backing onto high gloss photographic paper and then scored it down the centre to make an A5 card. I then printed the gold and silver large label for the centre of the card. Using acetate, I printed off the art deco lady image and positioned her in the centre of the label, fixing her there with two gold flower brads. I highlighted the centre panel with gold stickles glue (which on hindsight it didn't need!). I used a gold glitter ribbon down the left hand side and I cut out a sentiment I had from a kit and highlighted it with platinum stickles glue. I hope you like it.


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N032 - Lynda Fretwell.
I made a gate folded card, the outside being black with silver diamond lines. To separate card I used silver and black heart peel offs all around the card and on two seams (Craft Creations own). As a fastener, I used two glass flowers with silver chain to fasten together. For the inside; I used A4 mirror card, two sidepieces were used and the centrepiece of mirror card of which I covered using alcohol inks of mixed colours. I then used a hat which was printed on acetate, I then glittered the woman’s hat head band colouring with black glitter, her ribbons were in cerise pink and a pink rose and black feather. Her hair was covered with gold glitter; she had a pink necklace, and pink earrings. Around the edges I used gold peel offs and highlighting them with a cerise diamantes. On either side I used Kan Ban pink ladies, with stickles fur and feathers. I also used black, silver heart peel offs.

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N031 - Sylvia Butler.
I have used mainly the products I have had in stock for some time. I used a plain white card. The Art Deco lady and backing paper is from Docrafts. I have added the music peel offs from Craft Creations.


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N030 - Deborah King.
This is my first challenge and it was a very fun one! I'm honestly not sure where I got a lot of my materials, some from you, some from internet shopping and some from various stores here in the United States. The first picture shows the front of the card with cut outs along the bottom. I found the woman in a picture from an art deco book of mine and changed her dress, gloves, hair and headband. I added gems for earrings and some fur from a Barbie robe I stole from my grandaughter! I used black line stickers to frame the different colors and silver lines for the "spotlights" shining on the movie star. The second picture is the card closed to show the black square gems placed at the bottom (and top) of the inside of card. The third picture is the inside of the card, with individual gems placed around the announcement to mimic a marquee above a theater. I wanted to portray the glamour and elegance of the art deco period.

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N029 - Lynn McClelland.
White hammered card 150mm X 203mm from CC, Insert from CC, Peel-offs from CC. Picture and backing paper from Debbi Moores Book.

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N028 - Zosia Benson.
I cut out by hand a fan template which consists of 3 layers in glitter card and backing paper. The image is from a Debbi Moore CD which I cut out by hand and layered with 3D pads. Embellished the whole card with various sized gems and placed feathers and small bunches of lilac flowers at the bottom half of card. Printed backing paper directly onto blank card and then cut out a stand which I would place the card on. Cannot show card on the stand because I only have a scanner.

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N027 - June Brown (Worcs).
I used white hammer card for my base of the stepper card, I then used a Debbie Moore CD for the paper, topper, ribbon & bow & finishing off black marabou feather’s, pearls & glitter.

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N026 - Barbara Aspinall.
I used a green A4 base card folded in half lengthwise - then folded the front card back on itself. On this I placed a pearlised holographic card which had been triple empbossed with an art deco design and an art deco punch used at the top corners. On this I place an art deco lady and used bling on the dress and corners and a green peel off down the edge. On the inside of the card I used a piece of matching paper and placed a greeting at the base.

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N025 - Jane Seddon.
I used turquoise Craft Creations Centura Pearl to make the base card and silver Mirri card for the mirror. Embellishments include a topper and matching paper from a Debbie Moore CD. I printed a computer-generated greeting on to plain white card then used a die-cutting machine to cut a decagon shape out around the greeting as well as larger versions of the same shape in turquoise and white to sit behind the greeting. I used Clarity stamps - a chandelier in the mirror and the chaise longue on turquoise card, cut out and placed at the base of the mirror on foam pads. Finally a few gems have been placed around the greeting.

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N024 - Sue Laughlin.
Brief description of card: Black A5 card, matted with gold glitter, used Urban Stamps Art Deco and coloured using Promarkers and Gelly Roll pens, cut out and mounted on card. It is for my sister in law's 70th birthday and I have added an insert.

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N023 - Helen Seal.
My interpretation of art deco was to use swirls rather than the more geometric patterns, to create this card, which could be for a Valentine (being February), an anniversary or even an engagement. To make this I used a CC scalloped edge single fold card. Using my Cuttlebug (which I love!!) I embossed a piece of CC smooth white card using the birds & swirls embossing folder. The large hearts were cut from metallic/holographic red card using the swirly Marianne creatables cutting die and the small hearts were cut using the Nellie Snellen hearts die (from the centre of the swans). The red ribbon embellishment was recycled from a box of chocolates and to finish, I attached a small CC white bow.

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N022 - Kathleen Miller.
I used a white card with a black background piece of card. I used a piece of white mulberry paper to which I attached an art deco lady with hound. I finished with a border of black & white zig zag strips & crystal gems.

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N021 - Janet Foster.
I used my Big Shot to cut some circles from Gold, black and what I think is Hi-5 pearl in a discontinued shade. I am pretty sure the others came from Craft Creations too but I have had it a long time and I'm not sure what range it was. I mixed up the circles and cut them to make the card, finishing off with some accents in gold embossing powder. It is a standard A6 size. I did not include a greeting on the front of the card.

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N020 - Jan Littlejohn.
I made my 7 x 10 card by using 2 sheets of white hammered A4 card. For the top and bottom borders I used black base card, mounted embossed gold card and topped with the same black card using a Martha Stewart edge punch, adding alternative gold and black crystals. For the main design I used a Do Crafts Art Deco topper mounted the same as for the borders, only this time I used foam pads to add depth and finished with the same edging and crystals. I topped this with 3 daisies from the black and gold crystals and a 21 in gold crystals. I added a gold bow in double satin ribbon with crystal daisy at the side and a silver butterfly in the bottom right corner using the same crystals. A matching box compliments the card.

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N019 - Carole Matthews.
Base card craft creations white linen. Message printed on base card on computer. Topper printed four times and decoupaged. Matted and layered on craft creations red and gold mirri card. Craft creations glitter corner peel offs embellished with gems. Glitter added to flowers on hat, shoulder and bracelet.

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N018 - Shirley Young.
I'd like to enter the attached card in your Card Challenge. It is a paper pieced card and with the exception of the backing paper all the elements of the card are my drawn by me and are my own design. I printed the backing paper on to cardstock then I cut out the black frame and use the outline as a template to make the base card. The figure, her dress and hat along with the stool and mirror are cut from different coloured card then pieced together and attached to the base card with sticky pads to give a raised effect. I used peel offs to make her belt and hat embellishments.

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N017 - Ann Sunley.
I took a pre cut card and covered it with a matching backing paper. The topper I cut decoupaged and attached to gold mirror card which I cut to shape. I also glittered the flower in the hair. Attached a decoupaged flower and finished that off with Pearl Cosmic shimmer and glitter. Attached a sentiment and added Cosmic shimmer to the pearls.

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N016 - Wendy Frost.
I love being creative and it took me a few days to get some inspiration in making this card. I had a lot of fun using craft products most of which I got from yourselves. I used blue card using a white doylie which I covered in black ink and used a grey & white pencil to age the doylie & placing some feathers around the lady's head & gold lines around the outside & finishing off with some gold hearts & a just for you.

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N015 - Jennifer Foxcroft.
I used a Crafts U Print print off art deco sheet, made it fit the size of card I wanted. Cut the lady out 3 times and layered using foam pads. Put peel off stickers on where it looked like jewels should have been and placed a black butterfly on the top. I placed it onto some black card made into an easel. On the bottom I used some black embossed with silver hunkydory card. Made a stop for the easel using black card placed on silver card and raised it by using foam pads then went round with some fancy silver peel off strips.

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N014 - Emma.
Please find attach photo of my 'Art Deco Anniversary card'. I folded a piece of black A4 card into the diamond style. The backing paper and topper's are from the Do-Craft range.

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N013 - Brenda Pennington.
This card was mad by using an Xcuts embossing folder with light green paper. The embossed design was partly coloured with coloured pencils. The illustration was cropped from a larger painting that I completed last year. A small amount of glitter was added to the dress on the left and gold dot to her head band. All this was mounted on thin blue card and the whole design was attached to a cream blank card. the silver corners and birthday greeting finished the card. I'm afraid that I can't remember where I bought the paper and card.

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N012 - Jackie Jasper.
I used a white 5" x 5" card base. I made the fan from black card stock, some silver candi and also some silver embossing, I don't own any art deco stamps, so I had to write the sentiment.

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N011 - Christine Harman.
This is a step card, the mirri card is from craft creations, the Art Deco papers and toppers were from somewhere else. I added lovely green glitter to the head dress, the top of the gloves and the back of the dress. I finally added some flourishes to the step part of the card and added some pearls from the Glitter Girls.

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N010 - Jan Paget.
This is an A4 white card blank, with gold mat onto which I've overlaid background paper from Debbi Moore Art Deco Cd. The main image is from the same CD and has again been matted onto gold Miri, mounted onto 3d foam pads, both of which I've used a corner punch to soften corners. Pearl embellishments adorn to highlight the 30th anniversary theme. Ribbon is recycled from a Christmas gift and peeloffs I believe are Anita's.

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N009 - Karen Spurgeon.
I used a pre-ornated card to which I attached a topper which I decorated with pink gems. Pink gems were attached to the card as well. A Mothers Day topper was then attached to finish off the card. I hope you like it.

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N008 - Carol Carter.
This is my card for the Art Deco challenge, products used: 8x8 card blank, M-bossibilities folder EG-003, backing paper and topper from Sharon Duncan, ribbon and gems, my homemade buttons, and leaf pins, Black pearl paper, orange card. First I matted the orange and black paper and put the top paper through the grand calibar in the embossibilities folder. I then matted the topper onto some black pearl paper and decoupaged the ladies and added some orange spotty ribbon,my buttons, pins and gems.

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N007 - Val Fricker.
It is an 8" x 8" Valentine card for my Husband. It is called a Suspender Card as the heart looks as though it is suspended in mid air. It is attached to the front left with a piece of stiff acetate, The front left is attached to the front of the card just by a strip down the spine. The actual design and shape is achieved in Craft Artist Professional, then the different elements are cut out by hand, and pieced together. The Right front of the card is embossed with the dots folder by Crafts too. The art deco paper and image are from Debbi Moore's Art Deco CD.

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N006 - Edna Glenister.
The card is hand cut and gold and red paper with speckled glitter used with glitter strips in the centres. A Debbie Moore picture has been added along with various gemstones. Many thanks for a super competition obviously attracting a high standard of cards.

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N005 - Brian Vincent.
The card was made using Card Creations 144mm x 144mm Aperture card (AP59U). The window backing is plain scrap pale card. A silver frame backed with acetate is foam mounted to the centre. The Art Deco lady is created from card making software, resized and is layered decoupage fixed with silicon. The feather is a real one carefully cut down and slotted into the hat. Around the edges of the card is heart patterned ribbon carefully mitred at the corners. Vertical outline birthday stickers are used on each side. Inside a backing paper, created with the same software, is fixed with double side tape and an oval inset positioned on which to write the greeting.

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N004 - Christine Gaylor.
The card is a 8 x 8 scalloped edged card, with a layer of matt black card and toppers. The die I used is from the Spellbinders collection.

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N003 - Angelique Medhurst.
I used a card blank and red card. The design on front is my own drawing of a couple embracing. I hope you like it.

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N002 - Natalie Butler.
I spent probably 3 hours on this card and individually glued on over 500 diamantes. The flowers all had individual diamantes as their centers and peel offs adding the 'vine' look. I cut out the smaller squares and framed them with peel offs with 'for my wife' inside. I adore making cards and crafting but in truth this is my favorite ever creation above all others! The photo does not do it justice.

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N001 - Emma Thomas.
I scored the art deco style bottom on my hougie board. The papers were printed from the forever friends black and gold cd and the main image is from the Do Crafts. It's then embellished with gems and feathers etc from my stash! I was really pleased with the end result.

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  1. Hi all,
    We hope you like the new challenge theme 'Art Deco' and we look forward to getting lots of interesting entries. If you have any questions about the new rules please ask them here. Please tell all of your cardmaking friends about the challenge and the great prizes.
    Thanks,
    Paul.

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  2. this is different Paul thanks again for running competitions for us

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    1. can you enter both???or do you have to pick one.as i have cc products but also was just given some art deco stash that is nameless...so please let me know .thankyou for the challenge...marilyn.

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    2. Hi Marilyn, Sorry only one entry per person, one or the other, not both.
      Thanks, Paul.

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  3. Hi Paul,

    when you say,"that have no been entered in any other challenges or comps."

    Is that to say, if I have entered an art Deco card in another site challenge, that I can't enter it in this one?

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    1. Hi Craftycrafter, We mean the card should have been made especially for this challenge and not used elsewhere, we are after a nice gallery of fresh ideas. Obviously we have no way of checking this, so we will just have to rely on trust :)
      Thanks, Paul.

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  4. Hi Paul
    I would often like to enter your competition but do not have the ability to take a photo and enter it on your site. would it be possible to send in entries by post? If you find you are not getting many entries this may be one reason. I can't be the only person with this difficulty.

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    1. Hi, Sorry, that isn't really practical for us at the moment, perhaps you could find a friend or relation who could take a photo for you that you could email to us.
      Thanks, Paul.

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    2. Hello Paul - If Anonymous has a scanner on her printer she could copy her card which is what I do. Just another idea to help.

      Zosia

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  5. Thanks Paul,
    I wouldn't dream of entering this challenge with card from another challenge, if thats the rules, just wanted to be sure I'd read it correctly.

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    1. Hi, no problem, I hope you didn't think I was implying that you would cheat, I was just pre-empting a comment someone may make about policing whether cards had been used elsewhere or not.
      Thanks, Paul.

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  6. So that I can enter the Craft Creations card challenge, I have been searching the site for an Art Deco Image. However all I can find are items for finishing touches such as deco peel-offs. I already have Centura pearl card that I can use for the base card and some CC paper that I can use to make flowers, but the Art Deco images that I already have are not CC. I am assuming that if the main image is not CC then the card cannot be claimed to be mainly CC products. Maybe I am looking in the wrong section for supplies. Can anyone help?

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    1. Hi, the only art deco products we have are the peel-off sticker borders that you have already seen. We were hoping that we would see some original art deco style designs using paper, card, stitching, glass painting, parchment craft, collage, quilling and other crafts.
      Thanks, Paul.

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    2. Try docrafts, they do some good images also search sites for art deco images through google and you will find loads. Some offer free downloads which is how I got my image. Hope this helps. edna

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  7. Hi Paul
    I am thrilled that you have done an Art Deco challenge it is my favourite art style. There are few images around without searching maybe Craft Creations could produce some?? Thank you so much for doing these challenges, the standard seems higher to achieve a good ghallenge entry all the time, but that means we have to work a bit harder which is good. Lovely entries so far.
    Edna

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  8. Thank you Craft Creations for the response to my query re Art Deco image (also to the anonymous poster at 15:32 today. Will do my best to get a card made for the Challenge.

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  9. Hi Paul

    I wonder if you could verify something for me please. I just received an email from yourselves where it states,

    "For the February 2013 Card Challenge we would like you to design and make an Art Deco inspired card for any occasion except Christmas or New Year. This month, for the first time, we are now accepting entries made with any craft products, so entering is now even easier."

    So could you tell me how the voting is going to go with regards to this, does this mean that there will be no difference with regards to the winner either using or not using CC products?

    Maybe I am just being a bit 'thick', it is just with the rules still stating that there will be a difference with the voting and this email seems to be contradicting that.
    Sorry for this, I just wanted to clarify exactly what the email means and why is the voting remaining the same.
    I hope that you do not think that I am being cheeky as I do not mean the email to sound like that, and I hope that I am being clear in what I am trying to say.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, there are 2 categories, the first is cards made with no or just a few ccl products and the second is cards made with all or mostly ccl products. Full details are at the top of this page.
      Thanks, Paul.

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  10. Hi, great to see so many varied entries. A tricky challenge but will give it a go.

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  11. feeling so inspired by all the beautiful entries and really want to try using peel offs as have not used before x

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  12. Some really good entries here. Have just entered mine and so glad I didn't look at the other entries first.

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  13. Gorgeous entries..just been having a good look at them all..brilliant challenge..good luck everyone...

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  14. Sue Williams, Wells25 February 2013 at 13:29

    Well you hit the jackpot with your theme this time, you have had so many entries and the standard is fantastic. I do not know how you will be able to judge a winner, I keep looking and thinking I have a favourite then up pops another equally beautiful entry.

    The ideas and quality of workmanship are amazing and the results are truly works of art.

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  15. marilyn hogarth1 March 2013 at 12:39

    congratulations to the winners.great challenge.fabulous card...marilyn.

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  16. Thank you so much CC for choosing my card as a runner up! The art deco challenge was so inspiring and the quantity and quality of the entries amazing. Congratulations to everyone who took part. Now you have a challenge to come up with an equally inspiring brief for the next one!! Perhaps there may be some suggestions from your talented carders.

    Sue Walters

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  17. A really stunning and varied selection of designs. Congratulations to the winners and in view of the high standards of all the entries I am amazed and delighted to have been chosen as a runner up.

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  18. Congrats to the winners the standard of all the cards is amazing...I shall perhaps have a go at making something similar for my own entertainment...keep it up, I enjoy looking most months...never entered yet...but the new category if it remains may encourage me, as some of my stuff is so old I cant remember where I got it! Probably off the ark!

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  19. Hello Paul,

    I was delighted to receive your e-mail letting me know that I was a runner up in the Art Deco competition. I look forward to receing my goodies!!

    As always the standard and quality of the entries is very high. I think the new category will attract a lot more entries because us crafters we hoard our crafting stash and at times we cannot remember from whom they were bought.

    I always enjoy entering because of all the different themes it makes me think "outside the box" as with anything which you do all the time you can get into a rut.

    Thank you again and keep up the good work.

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  20. Thank you for choosing my card as a runner up in the Art Décor competition. It was good to see so many entries in both categories and as always the standard of entries was outstanding. The new categories definitely seemed to have worked bringing a wider range of crafters together creating some fabulous designs which hopefully may inspire others to take part in future months. Thank you craft creations for giving us this opportunity and I look forward to receiving my goodies.

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